Amyloid brain PET imaging

Author(s): Nick Gulliver, Dr Nicola Mulholland, Dr Gill Vivian

Hospital: King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 43, 506, 15-17

Excerpt: 

Brain positron emission tomography (PET) has also been used over many years to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases, and has advantages over MRI due to its higher sensitivity to detect pathologies at a molecular level. While 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PETCT is an established imaging technique for assisting in the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia, PETCT imaging using beta-amyloid plaque avid tracers has only recently come into clinical use in the UK, having been a subject of intensive research and development in recent years. This review briefly describes the principles and practice of amyloid brain PET imaging, including image acquisition, image interpretation and future developments.

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